Why Do Girls Fight?

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Fear not to the sole person who reads┬áthis blog (hiya)… I have been writing away behind the scenes.

I tried writing a┬ábreathy and feely-feels coming of age thing… finished one chapter and… that’s it. Don’t really do beautiful very well.

Then I tried writing this rather chipper YA rom-com sort of girly thing and… well I don’t really do girly lovey-dovey that well (I mean, boys, oh yucks).

I’m just a bogan from Perth with an urge to sometimes punch things.

Which brings me to the question….

Why do girls fight?





Who gets to wear the one dress to the ball if 2 girls have chosen the same one?

To defend another girl?

Just ‘cos?

I like this question. Maybe I can do something with it.


See you, Stay Beautiful


Fragments. And Ludo. I have always loved Ludo.


I’m in a sleep deprived mood, so therefore I am in a sort of meandering-can’t-really-write-feed-me-breakfast-all-day-long kind of mood. So I can only do strange fragments, small thoughts and vague ideas at the moment. Here are some million dollar ideas, punters. In fact I am sure they are so valuable that I am going to publicly announce them…

Fight Club in an All Girls High school. Why do girls fight? Is it rebellion toward in most cases, being raised to be the nurturing half? Rights, beliefs, hierarchy, power and the boy in the skinny jeans? What are we all fighting for anyway? This story I don’t think has a happy ending. Not good if seeking publication. Need to resolve. You know what else? If I were a Fighter my Fight name would be Feral Flower Power. Just because.

Teenage Girl with an Imaginary Friend. Whom she loves more than her parents, friends, boyfriend etc. Girl needs to let go. If I had an imaginary friend I would imagine him as Ludo from Labyrinth. Maybe girl loves him until the day she dies, wherein which Imaginary friend goes to another child. Shirley, that is a terrible idea, why are you an author.

An Idea for a Gazzilion Best Selling Novel. What is universal? Dishes? Who would read a YA fiction novel about dishes. Everyone of all ages hates dishes. End of story.

Anyway, if you use any of these ideas, I take royalties via Bank Transfer, Non-Gifted Paypal or paid out in hash browns.

Aural Inspiration #1

When you feel like you’re out there on your own/Know there is someone watching over you/When out at sea feels nothing like a home/Oh sailor we will blow the wind like oohhh

I don’t find myself drawing a lot of inspiration from other books (my style is pretty much set), photos (for some reason I grew out of this) or movies (I’m always too aware of writing essentially a film treatment rather than a novel, especially in YA), but apart from my own wonky imagination I find I draw a lot from music and music videos.

Have you ever felt like a song encapsulates a moment of your life? It’s the same with my writing – I listen to a lot of music and actively search for new music while I write and there will always be that one song that will for me come to represent what my project is about. I’m currently working on an interim MS while I decide what to do with myself (I call it my experiment MS, it may or may not involve friendly neighbourhood stalkers) and Oh Sailor by Mr Little Boots is my perfect inspiration song.